Active West PBA Open



$125,000 ACTIVE WEST PBA OPEN
Active West Town Square Lanes, Riverside, Calif., Jun 8-13, 1992

Ferraro Trips Traber At Riverside

Dave Ferraro came from behind in the championship game, as he had in assuming the leading qualifier position, to grab the $125,000 Active West PBA Open at Active West Town Square Lanes. Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., defeated David Traber, Woodstock, Ill., 217-202, to earn the $18,000 first prize and his second victory of the year.

Traber has been red-hot lately, qualifying among the final five three times in his last four tournaments, and was riding the momentum of two earlier wins in search of his first PBA national title when he faced Ferraro. Traber opened the title game with a double, spare and strike, while Ferraro began with four spares before starting to strike mid-game. He assumed the lead after six frames and nursed a small margin into his eighth PBA victory.

The ABC sports telecast began with 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year getting the better of '88 PBA Player of the Year Brian Voss, 258-224. Traber then entered and out-struck Steelsmith, 269-248, and he continued his hard-throwing pocket hits against Dennis Horan in the semifinal game, 226-216.

San Diego's Horan has led this tournament nearly wire-to-wire, finally relinquishing his five-round hold in the position round, when Ferraro came from far back to overtake him, 240-177 (Horan's last two games totaled 347). Traber earned $9,500 as runnerup, Horan pocketed $7,000 for third, Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., collected $5,500 for fourth place and Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., $4,500 for fifth. Dave Husted became PBA's ninth career millionaire with his 14th place finish.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.217 (1 game)$18,000
2David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.697 (3 games)9,500
3Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, Calif.216 (1 game)7,000
4Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.506 (2 games)5,500
5Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.224 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Steelsmith defeated Voss, 258-224; Traber defeated Steelsmith, 269-248; Traber defeated Horan, 226-216; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Traber, 217-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9670 230.2 17-7-0 510 10180 
2Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, Calif. 9708 231.1 15-9-0 450 10158 
3David Traber, Woodstock, III. 9605 228.7 14-10-0 420 10025 
4Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9481 225.7 17-7-0 510 9991 
5Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 9553 227.5 14-10-0 420 9973 
6Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash. 9430 224.5 16-8-0 480 9910 $4,000
7Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif. 9467 225.4 11-13-0 330 9797 3,600
8Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9396 223.7 13-11-0 390 9786 3,300
9Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9344 222.5 12-12-0 360 9704 3,000
10Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 9236 219.9 14-10-0 420 9656 2,800
11Don Moser, Wichita, Kan. 9227 219.7 13-11-0 390 9617 2,600
12Billy Young Edmond, Okla. 9178 218.5 14-10-0 420 9598 2,400
13Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas 9228 219.7 11-13-0 330 9558 2,200
14Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9170 218.3 12-12-0 360 9530 2,100
15Dan Natarelli, Mission Hills, Calif. 9125 217.3 13-11-0 390 9515 2,000
16Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9139 217.6 11-13-0 330 9469 1,900
17Dennis Jacques, Monmouth, N.J. 9119 217.1 11-13-0 330 9449 1,800
18Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif. 9156 218.0 9-15-0 270 9426 1,700
19Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 8999 214.3 12-12-0 360 9359 1,600
20Scott Myers, Denver, Colo. 9035 215.1 9-15-0 270 9305 1,500
&21Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 9097 216.6 5-14-0 150 9247 1,265
22Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa. 8882 211.5 9-15-0 270 9152 1,300
23Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla. 8973 213.6 5-19-0 150 9123 1,240
24Bob Laster, Anaheim, Calif. 8866 211.1 6-18-0 180 9046 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
 Mike Aulby, Indianapolis$1,030
26Chris Warren, Dallas1,010
27Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas990
&28Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.1,185
29Jeff Hickenbottom, Thousand Oaks, Calif.960
30Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.950
31Ric Hamlin, Anaheim, Calif.940
32Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.930
33Tony Bowman, Murietta, Calif.920
34John Forst, Salt Lake City, Utah910
35Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.900
36Robert Smith, Moorpark, Calif.890
37Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.880
*38Harry Sullins, Detroit910
39Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela855
 Joe Petrovich, Newark, Calif.855
41Walter Stiles, Albuquerque, N.M.840
42Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev.830
43Danny Broadway, Houston815
 Dave Smalley, Louisville, Ky.815
45Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.795
 Jimmy Williams, Sayville, N.Y.795
47Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas780
#48Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.770
49George Branham III, Indianapolis760
50Roger Haskell, Kent, Wash.750
51Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.740
52Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif.730
53Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio720

18-game qualifying leader-Dennis Horan Jr., 4366. 24th place-Scott Myers, 3961. 53rd place-Dave D'Entremont, 3845. &-McCune replaced Wiseman after 16 games of match play and was penalized 184 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (34) and the bonus pins Wiseman accumulated (150). McCune and Wiseman split 21st and 28th-place money and McCune received $80 for acting as alternate for 16 games. *-Sullins received $40 as alternate for the final eight games. #-Gary Dickinson and Jay Burgess rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Hoskins, Brian Berg, Dennis Horan Jr., Robert Lawrence, Bob Benoit, Dave Ferraro, Joe Hutchinson, Jimmy Williams and Kelly Coffman ($50 each).